‘Thank you PM for hearing our plight’
S uva amputee Philip Michael Filipo, 69, could not hide his delight last night. “I thank the Government, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Finance for thinking of people living with disabilities and giving them an opportunity to better themselves from what they are now,” he said. Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said in his 2016-17 Budget address on Wednesday that Government would make the boldest effort in the region to bring disabled citizens fully into the mainstream.
PICTURED: Mary Qimanavanua (standing left), Semesa Qimanavanua and Philip Michael Filipo at their home yesterday.